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Beach Metal Detecting secrets – check your beach!

beach metal detecting secretWhen beach metal detecting, many can fall into the trap of thinking that its only the winter where the sand gets removed from the beach, or that only a certain area of a beach can produce the better finds.

It’s also very easy to fall into a rut of only going to a certain beach at a certain time. As I have said many times before, the beach can change over night at any time of the year and if anyone else says any different, don’t listen.

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Old coins while beach metal detecting

beach_metal_detecting_findsIn the correct place at the correct time – beach metal detecting fun!

For myself, beach metal detecting means fresh air and a load of modern finds and of course the usual trash. There are a number of beaches which I have found older stuff on and always return to these to see what is producing, but normally it’s newer finds and trash.

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Beach metal detecting can be a lucrative hobby!

beach metal detectingI don’t think there is any other hobby I enjoy as much as metal detecting / treasure hunting and beach metal detecting never stops amazing me as to what can come out of the sand. The hobby can be very rewarding, and sometimes really lucrative, for those willing to put in the time on the beach.

I say lucrative, as at the height of the summer the beach is always replenished with great new finds from the thousands of people flocking to the beach to enjoy the sun.

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Beach metal detecting secrets – look for the Lugworms?

Beach metal detecting secrets – Lugworms could hold the key!

lugwormI have been metal detecting on the beach for many years and in that time I have picked up some great tips and little secrets to increasing my finds on the beach.

All beaches can be different and you need to adapt these secrets to your given beach. With this in mind, here’s an interesting beach metal detecting secret I want to share with you. It will help you find more and it has certainly helped me over the years.

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Why go metal detecting?

I often get asked why I go metal detecting / treasure hunting? There are some who think I am totally mad getting up before first light to be on the beach for sun up, or walking around a field with my head down listening for the faint signals of lost hammered coins..

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Metal detecting find – Roman bracelet?

metal detecting findWhen you are metal detecting you just never know what will come to light and what will be starring at you from the bottom of the next hole you dig. That is one of the joys of metal detecting and the find shown here was one of those very unexpected finds.

I have been told it is Roman and it was certainly found on a site where Roman material had been found in the past.

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Victorian Wax Seal find – video

This great little find came out of a field that has produced silver hammered coins, musket balls and all sorts of other great items.

It’s the first wax seal I have found and I assume its dates around the Victorian times. I do need to do a little research to confirm this as not completely sure but watch this space for information it’s date etc.